Questions tagged [wifi]

Questions on the use of Wi-Fi (local area wireless computer networking technology). This tag is also used for generic "wlan" questions since they are commonly synonymous. Note shopping questions are off-topic.

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Raspberry Pi wifi internet access & IP address issues, [closed]

Let me get straight, I have Intel WiFi hotspot on my computer, I can broadcast and use the wireless internet at the same time, It works fine and I tested with my cell phone. There are few issues when ...
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Simple Universal Plug and Play ( uPNP ) to find Raspberry Pi on Network

I have a RaspberryPi connected to my home network via WiFi with a dynamic ip address. I then have my iPhone connected to the same network also via WiFi. The Pi has a lightweight c++ HTTP server ...
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PI streaming audio with mplayer runs for a while and then becomes unresponive

I’ve got a raspberry pi running headless, playing an audio stream through mplayer over wifi. Crontab loads mplayer on boot, as well as a couple scripts: one that pings the router, and if there is ...
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Prepare SD card for Wifi on Headless Pi

I need to SSH my Pi over wifi but because it is a model A board (using a usb hub is not possible - ever) and I have no ethernet, i can't configure the Pi to connect to my secured wifi network. I want ...
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How to change a wlan0 mac address?

I bought the Miniature WiFi Module from ADAFruit (http://www.adafruit.com/products/814) and was wondering if it is possible to change the MAC address associated with it. I have tried using the ...
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Wifi Dongle heating problem

I'm having a sort of "issue" when using a Wifi dongle for my Raspberry Pi, after about 3 minutes connected to a router, the dongle starts to heat up quite alot, almost like a mug of coffee, which I ...
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Is there any way to send files to raspberry faster?

I have a Raspberry Pi with Raspbmc installed, and I would like to send some files from my computer to Raspberry via Wifi. I've tried two ways: Send it using a shared folder Using sftp (with ...
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How to connect Pi to an Android phone through WiFi Direct?

I am trying to connect Raspberry Pi with a Samsung Galaxy S3 through WiFi Direct. The online information on such process is quite sparse. The most close reference I can find is from CodeMonkeyRicky's ...
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Connect RPi to Ad Hoc network

We want to control the RPi from a distance using a laptop and a GUI. Our idea is to do SSH tunneling. We want to do this on an ad hoc network from a windows 7 laptop. The RPi can connect with the ...
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Raspbian, installing drivers with terminal

I have a driver file 8188eu.ko in /home/pi. I'm wondering what command I write to install it? If I have to specify where to install it I need help there too. The driver is for a wifi dongle.
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Raspbian + TP Link usb wifi problem

I have a TP-LINK TL-WN725N for my RPi, but I can't get it to work yet. Trying to login from wpa_gui returns the error "Failed to enable network in wpa_supplicant configuration". lsusb says Bus 001 ...
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Raspbian + TP-Link usb wifi drivers

I have a TP-LINK TL-WN725N for my RPi, but it doesn't work out of the box. Atleast I can't connect to wifi. I've tried 'Isusb' but don't see it, I don't see my keyboard either though so I might do ...
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Raspberry PI to PC communication

I am thinking of using Raspberry Pi to share Internet from a PC. The Raspberry Pi would have a Wi-Fi module which would be running in AD-HOC mode. The Raspberry Pi would be connected to a PC through ...
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Cannot connect to RasPi by SSH with WiFi interface only

I'm observing really annoying issues with connectivity to RasPi on WiFi network. I have device connected on both LAN cable and WiFi. If both cable and WiFi dongle are plugged - both interfaces are ...
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Networking problems without keyboard attached

I have a new Raspberry Pi that I am trying to run as a local server in my apartment over Wi-Fi. I am using an Edimax Wi-Fi dongle. When I start the Pi with the keyboard and Wi-Fi dongle both attached,...
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Basic wifi connectivity through raspbmc

I'm pulling my hair out with this problem. All I want to do is connect my raspberry pi to the internet via WiFi. I have model B pi, and I have a dynamode WL-700N-RXS. I have raspbmc installed and I ...
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How to add usb webcam and WiFi to RPi model A without ruinning power consumption?

So I managed to diminish my RPi model A power consumption to the impressive mark of 70mA (underclock + replacing the 3v3 regulator). Low current is important because it is a mobile app (robot/car ...
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I'm looking to download a file (picture) via wifi where it updates every 15 minutes

I have a Model A (RCA output, not VGA) and this USB wireless dongle. Can I just use wget to constantly grab a picture from a server / website and the fbi command to display it? I'm looking to ...
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Connecting to wifi

I am an absolute beginner with the Raspberry Pi and I try to connect to my WiFi. I see people talking about WiFi adapter but is it possible without a WiFi adapter? I do see the WiFi Config at my ...
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How to Stream Media from Raspberry Pi to iphone/ipad/android?

I've just recently bought a Raspberry Pi with a preinstalled Raspbian 16gb SD Card. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble installing stuff on it, as sometimes the mouse+keyboard combo doesn't work with ...
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Connecting to a school network

I could connect to the Raspberry Pi with my Wi-Fi dongle to my home network easily, but I couldn't connect to the university network which is public. Is there any change in configuration setup file (/...
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How to get iPad to reliably connect to raspberry pi AP?

I am designing a car computer that is a simple readout and data logger using an OBD cable. I want to avoid buying a screen, so I am planning to generate a wifi network using an AP dongle I have, and ...
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5 Ghz Hostapd device for RPI

I am looking for a hostapd compatible usb dongle that I can use on the Pi in Infrastructure/master mode. The Important part is, that the Infrastructure/master mode should be able to work in the 5ghz ...
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Struggling to setup Dynamode wifi USB on OpenElec

I bought a Dynamode nano USB adapter which I would like to use with my OpenElec (FRODO) Pi. The Pi is able to connect to the internet using a LAN connection (using a static IP). When I try to use the ...
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Receiving emails to raspberry pi and then sending to print? [closed]

Is it possible to wifi enable the Raspberry Pi so that it could receive emails? They are just photos automatically sent from my photo account, so there is no text. Then it needs to automatically send ...
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Is the Wistron NeWeb DNUB-236 supported on Raspbian?

I have a Wistron NeWeb DNUB-236 USB wifi dongle, which has the Broadcom BCM43236 chip onboard. I got it to work on my ubuntu system by using the brcmfmac driver. Is this driver supported on Raspbian? ...
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How to get WiPi WiFi USB dongle working on Raspbian?

I've got a Wi-Pi WiFi USB dongle and a Raspberry Pi model B with Raspbian wheezy (updated/upgraded) but I can't get the wipy to work. Every single time I connect the wipy the Raspberry Pi reboot. I ...
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how can a movable Rpi(B) can follow another movable Rpi(A) [closed]

I have 2 computer named A and B. Both can move. Both can be connected in peer-to-peer network using wifi. Additional sensor and camera can also be added in one computer which is raspberry pi (computer ...
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Installing isc-dhcp-server error [closed]

I am following this [1] tutorial, and trying to install sudo apt-get install hostapd isc-dhcp-server according to this [2] step. I am getting the following error: [FAIL] Starting ISC DHCP ...
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What's the difference between `wpa-roam` and `wpa-conf` in the /etc/network/interfaces file?

I posted a question previously on how to set up a static IP address on the rpi and eventually figured out, along with some others, that the answer was to change wpa-roam to wpa-conf when pointing to /...
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How to use Android mobile as Remote control for wifi enabled raspberry pi car , without using any access point/wifi router

i want to connect my android mobile with raspberry pi so that i can send some data from pi to mobile through UDP sockets and vice versa. This is because i want to use android screen as remote control ,...
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USB WiFi adapter being detected but no connection

I'm having trouble connecting to wifi. I have a fresh install of Raspbian, all packages are up to date. The wifi adapter (Belkin N300 Micro Wireless USB Adapter - model F7D2102) is being detected, ...
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Wifi works, ssh can connect, but cannot connect out to the internet, cannot ping internal machines

I have a strange configuration problem with Wifi. When I connect a ethernet cable to my router, network eth0 is configured and I can access all internet resources. However when I use a Wifi dongle, I ...
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Pi off, wifi on. Pi on, wifi off!

I am trying to build an XBMC media center with my Raspberry Pi. Everything works great - except the one thing I really need, Wifi! (My router is on the other side of the house and I don't like the ...
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External Wifi not properly connecting to AP

Problem: External WiFi connect to Access point but does respond, static configuration does not work also, dhcp is OK Configuration: OS: Raspbian installated by NOOBS - only necessary things ...
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Wifi adapter shuts off

I am running arch linux on my pi. My wifi adapter: Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS] On the power front, 12W ipad adapter. My suspicion was the "...
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Time sync with WiFi

It looks like the ntpd doesn't get the correct time with WiFi. My Raspberry Pi's are connected via WiFi dongles (which work without problems) to my network. The odd thing is, I read that the time ...
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Dual band WiFi stick

I am looking for a dual band wifi stick for the Raspberry Pi. Which stick does work on the Pi, what drivers are required? Alternative would be a stick only operating in the 5Ghz band.
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Enable monitor mode in RTL8188CUS realtek wifi USB dongle

I am trying to enable monitor mode in a RTL8188CUS dongle attached to a raspberryPI. This is the error I get when I try to change the mode: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor Error ...
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RPi as WIFI Access Point and VPN router

I'm trying to set up my RPi as Wifi Access Point and to connect as client to a OpenVPN server. The connection to the VPN server works fine as long I use the Midori. I followed this steps: PI as a ...
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SSH with Putty to RPi: Network error: Connection timed out

I've had my RPi for a while now, and thought I'd try and set it up with SSH. I've followed loads of tutorials on how to set it up correctly, but when I try and open the ip address in putty, I get a "...
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Network interface settings on startup

I'm a total n00b when it comes to Raspberry Pi; I bought one yesterday and installed Raspbmc. Everything is working quite well except for wifi. It's an old dongle using the Ralink 2571 chipset. I got ...
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Use raspberry pi as remote speaker

I was able to install shairport on my raspberry pi (whezzy, Xorg disabled) wich is connected to my speakers and my router. This way I was able to send Audio from my notebook (Airfoil for windows) and ...
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how can I host a web page on Raspberry pi using Ad-Hoc network?

I'm trying to host a very simple web page (to get user input), on the Raspberry pi. I want the user to be able to access this simple web page directly from it's smart phone or browser. I guess I'm ...
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Wifi connection lost after about 12 hours

I have my RPi connected to the net via an a wifi usb stick which is on a powered usb hub. After about 12 hour or so the connection is lost. i.e. I cant reach the Ppi anymore. If I unplug and replug ...
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How to set up a wireless AD HOC network if there are no other networks are available

I have a Wifi dongle for my Raspberry Pi and have it automatically connecting to 2 different Wifi networks via the wpa_config GUI. How can I get my raspberry pi to set up an AD HOC network if it can'...
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Playing M4V files (H264) via Wifi on iOS using the RPi as an Access Point doesn't work

I want to play videos, located on an USB disk which is connected via a powered USB hub, on my iPad(s). I converted these videos from .MKV to M4V (H264 codec) with HandBrake on Windows 7 using the ...
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WiFi configuration on Arch Linux ARM

I have bought a Model A Pi, and I successfully configured it with a USB Wifi dongle on Raspbian. I recently prepared an SD card with the latest version of Arch Linux ARM and I am trying to get it set ...
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Connecting to wifi disconnects the ethernet connection

I have a model B pi connected to an old router upstairs through ethernet cable. When I connect to this router with my laptop I can SSH and VNC to the pi no problem. When I then connect the pi to ...
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Is is possible to remotely SSH into a RPI from iphone/ipad (using iSSH) when outside a wifi network?

I've installed isc-dhcp-server and followed all the instructions for setting up an encrypted ad-hoc network as per http://lcdev.dk/2012/11/18/raspberry-pi-tutorial-connect-to-wifi-or-create-an-...